Trees planted and dedicated to the First Nation People, in Australia

The planting work at Atisha Buddhist Center continues.

Recently, Mark Allaway, one of our regional coordinators from Australia told us about 12 bushes that were planted around the new Kadampa Stupa.

Mark also tells us, โ€œThe focus is on indigenous plants to the Bendigo area and especially those with benefits arising from the re-establishment of the biodiverse ecosystems of the Goldfields bioregion. Bottlebrushes are important plants for nectar feeding insects, birds and mammals. The two species planted now and over the past year have already started to attract large numbers of butterflies, ants, hover flies and native and introduced bees.

The works will also include a plaque identifying the land as Country of the Traditional Owners of the Dja Dja Wurrung. The plaque will be installed at the HAK Retreat by ร–sel Hita in December 2023.โ€

The HAK (Habit Alignment Key) retreat will happen from the 9th to the 13th of December where Mark will give a talk about Practical Ecological Awareness.

You can learn more about this in a recent news item we published on our website.

Thank you, Mark, for your ongoing support and for being a constant source of inspiration.

We wish everyone a good HAK retreat.


Who:Mark Allaway
Why:Dedicated to the health longlife and continued teachings of HH The Dalai Lama and the swift return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. And the wellbeing of all First Nations People esp. those of the Bendigo Traditional Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung on whose land the Atisha Centre was established around 1981.
Where:Victoria, Australia
When:November 10, 2023
What kind of Trees:

Callistemon viminalis (var.) – Crimson Bottlebrush

Goodenia ovata – Hop Goodenia

How many:

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